Elizabeth May (Peerless) Stubbington
May 7, 1929 – December 26, 2013
May passed away on December 26th after a short stay at the Cowichan Hospital. May was a Saltair resident all of her life, in the same neighbourhood where her parents, Mary and Ern Peerless farmed and ran Peerless Plant Farm for many years. May and Syd were married in 1952 and raised their three children a few doors away from her family home. May loved to garden herself, particularly with flowers, and she instilled that love in several of her children and grandchildren. She was a loving mother and homemaker, proud of her large family and keeping track of their exploits over the years. May was pre-deceased by her parents, her daughter Vickie Jean, husband Syd, and sister Joan Scott. May is survived by her brothers Jim Peerless, Ed (Kay) Peerless, her son Jeff (Susan), daughters Lois and Kerry (Tom), grandchildren Wesley (Tania), Starla (Clint) Parkin, Krystal (Blair), Morgan (Kathryn) Hobbs, and 7 great grandchildren.
The family cannot say enough thanks to her loving caregivers, Jonathan Ferraris and Emily Boncaros, who helped her to enjoy a wonderful and comfortable last year in her own home. We would like to say a heartfelt thanks to Dr. Broere for his kind care of May over the last several years, to the many great home care workers of the Vancouver Island Health Authority, and to the nursing staff of the Cowichan hospital for their tender care in her final hours.
There will be no service, as was her request; however the family will host a memorial tea on January 25th at the Eagles Hall in Ladysmith, 1 to 4 pm, to share stories and memories. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to a charity of your choice on May’s behalf.